South East Coast Wonders Self Drive - Sydney to Adelaide

9 Nights

Sydney, NSW

This self-drive allows you to explore all the wonders of the South east coast as you travel from Sydney to Adelaide passing iconic destinations such as the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians and quaint coastal towns.

From £801pp


  • Be amazed by the spectacular coastal scenery and small towns along the Grand Pacific Drive
  • Get lost in the hidden alleyways of Melbourne
  • Admire the endless beaches of the Great Ocean Road
  • Hike through Grampians National Park and Halls Gap
  • Day 1 - Sydney To Jervis Bay
  • Day 2 - Jervis Bay To Tilba Tilba
  • Day 3 - Tilba To Gipsy Point
  • Day 4 - Gipsy Point To Swan Reach or Metung
  • Day 5 - Swan Reach / Metung to Melbourne
  • Day 6 - Melbourne To Apollo Bay
  • Day 7 - Apollo Bay To Port Fairy
  • Day 8 - Port Fairy To Halls Gap
  • Day 9 - Halls Gap To Naracoorte
  • Day 10 - Naracoorte To Adelaide
  • Additional Information

Approximately 200kms (124 Miles)
Depart Sydney and travel south to Jervis bay.
On the shores of the famous Jervis Bay, you will find the historic township of Huskisson, a great location from which to be based for exploring the Jervis Bay Territory and other great areas of the beautiful Shoalhaven.

Meals Included: Ro

Dolphin Sands B&B Jervis Bay

Dolphin Sands is an idyllic, intimate Bed & Breakfast, situated in Huskisson at the heart of stunning Jervis Bay, NSW, well known for it’s pristine white sand beaches and unique wildlife.

Approximately 204km (127 Miles)
Travel south to Central Tilba, a heritage village classified under the National Trust.
A visit to the 100-year-old cheese factory, where you can sample fifteen varieties of cheese, is a delicious must. Tilba Tilba preserves wonderful 19th century weatherboard architecture. It is classified as an ‘unusual mountain village’ by the
National Trust and the area is fast becoming the arts & crafts centre of the far south coast.

Meals Included: Ro

The Bryn at Tilba

PRIVACY..LUXURY..SPACE..VIEWS! Officially accredited 4.5 STAR B&B accommodation. Home away from home in a separate, elegant residence for guests.

Approximately 193km (120 Miles)
Drive south through charming fishing villages and National Parks crossing the border into Victoria. Continue on to Gipsy Point. Gipsy Point, tucked into the upper reaches of
Mallacoota inlet offers brilliant bushwalks, fishing and bird watching.

Meals Included: Ro

Gipsy Point Lakeside

Gipsy Point Lakeside is a dream destination for those who desire luxury and style, with the soothing tranquillity of untouched nature. Our boutique resort sits restfully on the banks of the Mallacoota Inlet in the heart of Australia's World Biosphere Reserve — the majestic Croajingolong National Park. With sweeping views of the water and beyond, our modern and spacious self-contained boutique Apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private verandah and architecture with a difference. The perfect stop-over along the famous Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive and just a few hours drive from Canberra, Gipsy Point Lakeside is a special hideaway any time of year.

Approximately 218km (136 Miles)
After breakfast drive south again, today passing through Lakes Entrance to Swan Reach or Metung, the gateway to the Gippsland Lake area. On a crescent peninsula reaching into Lake King, Metung offers a peaceful break. With a range of accommodation and craft galleries your stay in this town will always be within sight and hearing of water. Daily cruises, often escorted by dolphins, explore bays and coves. Take the time to explore this wonderful area.

Meals Included: Ro

McMillans of Metung Resort

Property Location When you stay at McMillans of Metung Resort in Metung, you'll be on a river and within the vicinity of Lakes Entrance Lookout and Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre. This 4-star apartment is within the region of Griffith's Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display and Lakes Entrance Bowls Club.

Approximately 315km (196 miles)
Depart Swan Reach or Metung and travel onto Melbourne.
The first capital of Australia, Melbourne is full of history. Settlers from a variety of countries have given Melbourne a cosmopolitan outlook. Crowded markets, open air cafes, a booming nightlife and sparkling festivals create a combination of old world charm and contemporary living that is uniquely Australian.

Meals Included: Ro

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

Property Location With a stay at Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank, you'll be centrally located in Southbank, steps from Eureka Tower and Eureka Skydeck 88. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre and Melbourne Arts Centre.

Approximately 185km (115 Miles)
Arrive Melbourne and collect your rental vehicle.
Depart Melbourne and travel southwest through Geelong and Torquay, the surfing capital of Australia. Continue along the famous The Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay, with its wide crescent shaped sandy beach, rolling green Otway hills and laid back lifestyle.

Meals Included: Ro

Comfort Inn The International

Welcome to Comfort Inn The International, centrally located in the idyllic seaside resort town of Apollo Bay, Victoria. Our Apollo Bay accommodation is close to many popular attractions and points of interest, including Apollo Bay Golf Club and Cape Otway Light station, one of the most significant lighthouses in Australia. Based on the edge of the Otway Ranges mountains, our Apollo Bay accommodation is a fantastic base from which to explore the beautiful coast, waterfalls and rainforests.

Approximately 190km (118 Miles)
Depart Apollo Bay and continue along the Great Ocean Road. Along this stretch you will see the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, The Bay of Island and Loch Arch Gorge. Continue along to the unique fishing village of Port Fairy, which is one of Victoria’s earliest ports and many homes and other buildings of last century have been preserved.
Take a historic walk through Port Fairy’s streets and you’ll see the charming, fully restored cottages built by whalers and seamen.

Meals Included: Ro

Merrijig Motor Inn Resort

Property Location Located in Merrijig, Merrijig Motor Inn Resort is within the region of Mansfield Zoo and Mount Buller Peak. This motel is within the region of Mt. Buller Ski Slopes and Mansfield Botanic Park.

Approximately 260km (162 Miles)
Depart Port Fairy and travel to the Grampians National Park and Halls Gap.
The scenic Grampians National Park is one of Victoria’s largest and most accessible National Parks. It is home to the biggest collection of Koori rock art in the state, and is well known for its wildflowers, striking rock formations, 200 species of bird life, panoramic lookouts and well maintained network of 50 walking tracks.

Meals Included: Ro

D'Altons Resort

The tranquility and serenity of the Grampians will never be more enjoyable than at D'Altons. The resort is located only 400 metres from the shops; and an easy stroll to many excellent restaurants. You'll have the pleasure of luxury cottage accommodation in the surrounds of the Grampians National Park, and the convenience of Halls Gap.

Approximately 213km (132 Miles)
Depart Halls Gap today travel through the Grampians
National Park before crossing the Victorian/ South Australian border to Naracoorte. Naracoorte is well known for its limestone caves. Step back in time and discover the history of the Limestone Coast and early settlement of the area in The Sheep’s Back Museum and Limestone
Landscapes Exhibition. Marvel at the spectacular formations of the limestone caves and interesting fossil deposits created over thousands of years.

Meals Included: Ro

William Macintosh Motor Lodge

Stay and explore from the William MacIntosh Motor Lodge in Naracoorte, just inland from Mount Gambier on the South Australian/Victorian border. In the heart of the Limestone Coast region lays a district that is clearly a destination within itself. A collection of townships offering visitors a range of unforgettable experiences and award-winning vineyards. All 30 rooms are ground level with free car parking and set in a tranquil 2 acres of garden setting with a spectacular Golf course directly across the road. Home to the award-winning Highlander Restaurant which offers a fully licensed fine dining experience, at the Highlander Restaurant they are committed to sourcing the best ingredients throughout the Limestone coast and South Australia. A major attraction in Naracoorte is South Australia's only World Heritage Site the Naracoorte Caves National Park, located only 10km away from the William MacIntosh Motor Lodge.

Approximately 340km (211 Miles)
Depart Naracoorte this morning and travel northeast to Adelaide. Adelaide’s lifestyle is relaxed, the urban landscape highlighted with elegant colonial buildings, museums and galleries.

Meals Included: Ro

Day 1: Arrive in Sydney. Collect rental vehicle and depart Sydney for Jervis Bay
Day 2: Depart Jervis Bay to Tilba Tilba
Day 3: Depart Tilba Tilba for Gipsy Point
Day 4: Depart Gypsy Point for Metung or Swan Reach
Day 5: Depart Metung/Swan Reach for Melbourne.
Day 6: Melbourne to Apollo Bay
Day 7: Drive from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy
Day 8: Depart Port Fairy for Halls Gap
Day 9: Day in leisure in Halls Gap
Day 10: Depart Halls Gap for Naracoorte
Day 11: Depart Naracoorte for Adelaide. Drop off rental vehicle in Adelaide.
Twin/Double Share Per Person

Co-pilot self drive kit
9 nights accommodation
10 days Hertz car rental


Jervis Bay Dolphin Sands Bed & Breakfast (Garden Queen – Incl Full Breakfast)
Tilba The Bryn at Tilba B&B (Queen Room – Incl Cont Breakfast)
Gipsy Point Gipsy Point Lakeside Boutique Resort (1 Bedroom Lakeview – incl Continental Breakfast Hamper)
Metung McMillans of Metung (1 Bedroom Cottage)
Melbourne Travelodge Southbank (Guest Room)
Apollo Bay Comfort Inn the International (Standard Twin Room)
Port Fairy Merrijig Inn (Queen Suite – includes Cooked Breakfast)
Halls Gap D’Altons Resort (Standard Studio Cottage)
Naracoorte William MacIntosh Motor Lodge (Standard Queen Room)

Jervis Bay Paperbark Camp (Standard Safari Tent – Incl Dinner & Full Breakfast)
Tilba Tilba Lake House (Country King Room – Incl Breakfast)
Gipsy Point Gipsy Point Lakeside Boutique Resort (Waterfront Spa Apartment – incl Continental Breakfast Hamper)
Swan Reach Waverley House Cottages (1 Bedroom Spa Cottage - Incl Breakfast Basket)
Melbourne Clarion Suites Gateway (Standard Room)
Apollo Bay Captain's at the Bay (The Bridge Room – incl Full Breakfast)
Port Fairy Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel (Riverfront Room – incl Full Breakfast)
Halls Gap DULC Halls Gap Holiday Cabins (1 Bedroom Cabin)
Naracoorte Carolynne’s Cottages (1 Bedroom Possum Paradise Cottage – incl Full Breakfast)